Flats plan for ex-Rangers pub bought over by sauna
A FORMER Rangers pub which became part of a gay sauna after it was bought over by an ex-Playstation chief executive could be turned into a luxury apartment block.
Andre Graham and Seamus Sweeney purchased Annie Millers’ – situated next to their Pipeworks sauna on Ropework Lane – several years after the bar closed.
The pair hoped to transform the pub, once known as one of the city’s most hardcore Rangers haunts, as a feeder bar for the neighbouring club.
But city planners denied a request for the building to be open 24 hours a day - despite the sauna flouting rules for over a decade before official proposals were put before councillors.
Architects Mosaic have now put forward new plans for the site on behalf of the pair’s Big Top Productions in the form of a new £3million development containing 18 serviced apartments.
The design team said the building had “fallen into disrepair” provided “little tangible benefit to the local townscape” in its current state.
The proposed ‘Ropeworks’ development features a blue brick design, with bronze shingle cladding and large glass panels.
New plans for venue